Child education in JK bogged down by constraints: Study

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Child education in JK bogged down by constraints: Study
News from GreaterKashmir.com:

Srinagar, May 20: A study funded by the European Union (EU) has revealed that child education in Jammu and Kashmir is facing web of constraints and the government schools lack essential facilities like drinking water and toilets. The report also points out loopholes in pedagogy and teacher-rationalization and attachments.
 The study titled “Challenges to Education in Jammu & Kashmir” has been carried out by Save the Children, a non-governmental child rights organization, in seven districts of the state. The organization is implementing the European Union funded project titled “Improving the Quality of Elementary Education in J&K in 11 districts of the state.”
 According to the study, a copy of which is with Greater Kashmir, the 39 schools surveyed were found to be deficient in facilities like toilets and drinking water.
 “From the data collected from 39 schools, it is evident that even the most basic facilities have not been met, despite 7 to 8 years of educational interventions such as the Sarva Shikshya Abiyan (SSA),” the 132-page -report reads. “There were no libraries in any of these schools. Play spaces were inadequate and play materials were in short supply.”
 While questioning the overall method of teaching in government schools, the report says that classrooms are “dull, monotonous and children are excluded from the proc…………… continues on GreaterKashmir.com

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